OUR MISSION: Parks For All is dedicated to the creation, maintenance and beautification of public parks, playgrounds & green space throughout New Orleans.
OUR VISION: All New Orleanians enjoy access to a walkable network of well-maintained parks and open green space including water-smart parks, playgrounds, levees, neighborhood green spaces and neutral grounds that afford communion with nature, connection with community, and beautiful places for exercise and leisurely retreat.
To advocate for optimal management of public spaces and respect for their historic design legacy as they affect preservation, maintenance, environmental sustainability, stormwater management, public health, non-motorized transit, public safety, and access to recreation facilities.
To promote equitable allocation of open space and financial resources, thereby meeting the needs of all community residents, regardless of age, cultural background, location, or economic status.
To ensure that there is no loss of existing green space for public use.
To communicate the vital connections between parks, recreation, health, and economic development.
To partner with all constituencies whose missions align with Parks For All’s and to provide technical expertise in support of individuals working to build and maintain their neighborhood parks.
DATA DRIVEN ANALYSIS
To be a data-driven resource that provides informed input and expert guidance in helping New Orleans become a great park city.
To raise awareness of the history and design of our parks, thereby providing an educational context to facilitate informed decisions.
To advocate for adequate public funding of parks and open spaces to ensure the creation of new parks and high-quality maintenance of existing parks.
To foster active civic engagement in shaping public agendas and policies related to open space and recreation.
Sophie Harris Vorhoff
Your support and contributions will enable Parks for All to improve park access throughout New Orleans.